Access Arrangements

Access Arrangements are adjustments for candidates, based on evidence of need and normal ways of working.

They fall into two distinct categories:

  1. Arrangements delegated to Delivery Centres
  2. Arrangements requiring prior British Canoeing Awarding Body approval

Access Arrangements allow candidates or learners with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access the assessment without changing the demands of the assessment.

For any arrangements, learners need to discuss the requirements with their Delivery Centre prior to the assessment taking place. Decisions are made on an individual basis.

Delivery Centres will consult the British Canoeing Awarding Body’s Reasonable Adjustments Policy, as well as contacting the Awarding Body for any advice and guidance.

Access Arrangements – Delivery Centre Contacts

We have Delivery Centres for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Below you can find the contact details for the person who deals with access arrangements at each Delivery Centre:

  1. Paddles Up Training (England) – Darryll Shaw, Responsible Officer, email: [email protected]
  2. Canoe Association of Northern Ireland – Rodger Hamilton, Responsible Officer, email: [email protected]
  3. Canoe Wales – Alistair Dickson, Responsible Officer, email: [email protected]
  4. Scottish Canoe Association – Andy Murray, Responsible Officer, email: [email protected]